Aim





Health Academy Kastamonu aims to publish recent authentic studies such as clinical and experimental articles, reviews, case reports, video records and artistic figures related to all fields of health science. The second aim of the journal is to complete the peer review process of an article that sended to the journal as soon as possible regardless of  consideration of the number of the articles in press.







Scope





The Content of the Journal: In the journal, authentic researches, review articles and case reports in the field of Nursing, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Management of Health Facilities, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and Social Service are published. It is required that the scientific writings which are submitted not be published anywhere before and under the revision of any journals for publication. Scientific writings which don’t follow the publication rules will not be evaluated.

SAK requires that manuscripts adhere to recognized reporting guidelines relevant to the research design used and requires author(s) to submit a checklist verifying that essential elements have been reported for experimental studies and systematic reviews.

Reporting guidelines endorsed by the journal are listed below:

Observational cohort, case control and cross sectional studies

- STROBE -

Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (http://www.strobe-statement.org/)

Qualitative studies

- COREQ -

Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/19/6/349.long)

Quasi-experimental/non-randomized trials

- TREND -

Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Non-randomized Design (http://www.TREND-statement.org)

Randomized (and quasi randomized) controlled trials

- CONSORT -

Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (http://www.consort-statement.org/)

Study of Diagnostic accuracy/assessment scale

- STARD -

Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (http://www.stard-statement.org/) Systematic review and meta-analysis

Systematic review and meta-analysis

- PRISMA -

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (http://www.prisma-statement.org/)

- MOOSE -

Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (http://www.emgo.nl/kc/Analysis/statements/MOOSE.pdf)

Quality improvement studies

- SQUIRE -

Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (http://www.squire-statement.org/)